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"Worth the Wait"

Even though Nich Worby had been talking about releasing his debut since last August, I'd nearly given up hope on ever hearing the album. After all, every time I inquired about it, I'd get promises that it was almost done, but, seven months later, I was no longer holding my breath. Oh, How?, however, is proof that Worby has talent worth waiting for.

It's also not at all what I was expecting. After seeing him live, I figured his eventual album would basically be quiet and folky. Oh, How? is certainly folky, but in an expansive, joyful, Sufjan-esque kind of way. "All Blind Mice", for example, is basically a big group shoutalong, while even "We Who Were Born With An Onion Ring In Hand" -- one of the album's quieter songs -- is enhanced by the presence of little background noises (courtesy of members of Ohbijou). All in all, Oh, How? is not only a great debut from a promising artist, but probably one of the better albums you'll hear all year. -


Oh, How? EP (2007, Ford Plant Recording Co.)

Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town (2004, Independent)



it all started as a means of maintaining a musical dialogue with friends home in brantford. the super secret song of the week club was, as the name suggests, a weekly exercise of pop songcraft. all songs were under two and a half minutes long; all songs were recorded at home on cassette tapes. these songs were disclosed secretly on the internet each week to a growing mailing list. Eventually a selection of these songs were collected as 2004's "Anyone Lived In A Pretty How Town."

2007's "Oh, How?" was released under the Ford Plant Recording Co. (the label of Brantford, Ontario's better known cultural resuscitation device and all-ages music venue, The Ford Plant).

"Oh, How?" enlists the help of Brantford ex-pats Ohbijou. The bones of 2004's "Anyone Lived..." are given a meaty, soft frame provided by the strings and voices of the accompanying "Oh, How?" band.